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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:58:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' North, Longitude: 29° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.04 meters/second, 1652.5 km/hour, 1026.8 miles/hour or 892.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.9"1026.78 miWest0° 00' 54.3"1.04 miSouth1026.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.3"5.46 miWest0° 21' 46.6"24.94 miSouth25.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 46' South, Longitude: 148° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.31 meters/second, 1613.9 km/hour, 1002.8 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 miNorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 41.7"1002.76 miWest0° 11' 48.0"13.51 miNorth1002.97 mi
24 hours11° 09' 55.9"770.67 miEast4° 43' 03.3"324.14 miNorth837.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaFri 12:58 PM973 km604 miles525 nmNortheast NE
DakarFri 1:58 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulFri 1:58 PM1516 km942 miles819 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 1:58 PM1569 km975 miles847 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaFri 10:58 AM1673 km1040 miles903 nmSouthwest SW
ConakryFri 1:58 PM1736 km1079 miles937 nmEast E
FreetownFri 1:58 PM1786 km1110 miles965 nmEast E
NouakchottFri 1:58 PM1813 km1126 miles979 nmNortheast NE
RecifeFri 10:58 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MonroviaFri 1:58 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmEast E

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